Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Preschool




On September 11 Landon started preschool.  This is something that we had been wanting to do for over a year actually but finally felt the time was right! It has been a bit of an adjustment for both of us but he is absolutely loving it! He goes three days a week and is there from about 830/9 until around 4.  It seems like a long day for a 3 year old but based on their schedule and not wanting him to miss anything and my work schedule it works best.  He is always exhausted even though they say he takes a nap there, they also say he eats his vegetables at lunch which I would have to see to believe!!

In just the few weeks since he has started his vocabulary has exploded! I just love to hear him talk and the things he says and picks up on are so funny to me.  Every night when we put him to bed he will do a running commentary on the day with different voices and everything and its so hilarious, Its interesting to hear about his day in this way.

I still miss him on the days he has school and usually I can't wait until 330 when I can go pick him up.  He has been with me at home for 3 years and its so different not having him home all the time but I know his social and learning skills will certainly benefit!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I'm Back!!

Geez, where has the time gone?! Managing a job, two young boys, and just life in general has been plain busy! I miss this little corner of the internet that I call mine.  I wavered back and forth about whether I would continue to document our lives here or not but I just love to look back on old posts and see where our lives were at any point in time, plus the blog community has played such a big part in my life I hate to just abandon it all together, not now at least.  That being said, I'm back!!



Friday, May 16, 2014

FIve on Friday

ONE. Bible Study
I ordered the Study Pack for the She Reads Truth Nehemiah study and I am loving it.  The study pack is beautifully done and I am really loving the study.

TWO.Flowers for Mommy
This boy is obsessed with getting mommy flowers lately, it really is the sweetest thing, I just have to watch him in places where he can't pick the flowers because he thinks all flowers are free for the picking. 


THREE. Wild Animals
I love our neighborhood so much, they are always planning the coolest things for the kids and a few weeks ago they had a wild animal show, this company rescues and rehabs animals that were injured in hurricanes and such and they have a safari you can visit but they brought them to the neighborhood for us to see! It was so fun and Landon loved to see the animals… from a distance! He also went down the big blow up slide which I was so proud of him because he usually is a little scared of that type of thing. Im sure the fact his little buddy did it with him helped :)


FOUR. Silly boy
This guy is going to be the class clown for sure, he is always doing stuff to crack us up!

FIVE. Visits from Dad
This past week my dad came to visit.  This is huge because he usually won't even call.  He only came for a day and while I wish he would have stayed more than a few hours we have to start with baby steps.  This was the first time he met Leighton and Landon really did have a good time visiting with Grandpa Bill.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Nursery Reveal

Planning the nursery is one of the most fun things about brining a new baby into the family, at least in my opinion.  I knew from the start I wanted to do something soft, serene and classic.  I started by putting together an idea board here with the general feel I wanted for the room.

I knew I did not want a theme but rather something that can change and grow with him easily as he gets
older.  I have always loved the look of breadboard and thanks to my parents who came to help it is probably one of my favorite aspects of the room and adds some depth to a plain wall. 




I knew though that I wanted a calm and relaxing feel with different textures and fabrics but nothing too loud.  From the velvety soft crib sheets and blanket to the precious burlap pennant banner and curtain ties I think the textures and fabrics that make up the room add interest and depth to what could otherwise have been a bland and stark space.  I also love the contrast between the grays and soft blues and whites, it couldn't have come together more perfectly.


I feel its a space thats relaxing enough but also visually engaging for our sweet boy.  He loves to look up at the banner when I change him and the scroll monogram on the wall grabs his attention when he is hanging out in his crib or playing on the floor.




The other thing I really wanted to incorporate from the start was some sort of book shelf on the wall.  This took me forever to find what I finally wanted but I love how it turned out and its fun to interchange the books with seasons and holidays.




A friends sister made me this personalized print with Good Night Moon and I couldn't love it more! It ties in the gray perfectly and it is one of my favorite stories to read the boys at bedtime. The elephant prints I think are beyond precious it was so hard to narrow down my choices!


This room turned out exactly how I had imagined and it is probably one of my favorite rooms of the house.  I can literally sit in there and rock the baby while big brother plays for hours.  The calm and relaxing feel came through perfectly.

One Kings Lane also has a great resource with their Nursery Style Guide that has some great ideas to think about when deciding what to do with your nursery!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

L2 Month 3





Now to bring us up to speed.  Our sweet boy turned three months on Feb 26.  Time is flying by and I am loving every minute of having two boys!! Watching this guy grow and change has been so much fun.  

I remember saying this with L1 but I think this month has been the most fun yet!

L2 is smiling all the time and is so social and interactive! He has started to "talk" and laugh which is so cute I melt every time!!  He loves to watch his mobile and the fan and will even sit in his bumbo seat for a good amount of time.

Sleep: He is sleeping 6-8 hours most nights! last week was a little rough but I attribute that to me going back to work and throwing his little routine off a bit.  But really most nights he is only waking up once around 4 and he goes to sleep around 8 or 9.  He is so easy to put to bed, its very obvious when he is tired because he will get super fussy despite all other attempts to make him happy.  Then we swaddle him turn on his white noise and feed him.  I can lay him down awake and he will put himself to sleep.  This is a huge difference from big brother who would not sleep more than 3 hours at a time until 6months and had to be rocked/nursed to sleep.

Eating: I am so so happy to report we are back to "exclusive" breastfeeding!! I say "exclusive" because he does take bottles when I am at work and if we are out and about.  but in general he is basically back to nursing full time which I am so happy about! I am returning our hospital pump next week and said from when I work I usually only pump a few times throughout the day at home.  He is taking anywhere from 3.5-5 ounces when he does take a bottle and still wants to eat every 2-3 hours during the day.

Clothing: He is right between sizes 0-3 in some brands don't fit anymore and are almost too small in other brands, most 3-6 sizes are slightly big but will be perfect before long.

He loves to be carried still so I wear him often and when he has to be in his carseat he hates when it isn't moving.  He found his hands and chews on them all the time and is starting to notice his feet as well!



Monday, March 3, 2014

L2 Month 2




This is way late but nonetheless our sweet boy turned one month on January 26, 2014.

At his 2 month apt he was 12lbs 7 ounces and 23 inches, a huge improvement from where we were a month ago!!

Sleep: He is waking up every 3-4 hours at this point

Eating: Still not breastfeeding much, he takes 3-4 ounces at each feed every 2-3 hours. I decided to rent a hospital pump and so I have been able to give him just breast milk now days which is nice.  He spits up like a fountain but since he is gaining weight and not bothered by it we will just wait until he outgrows it.

Clothing: He is in 0-3 month clothes and size one diapers.

He is such a happy baby, smiling all the time! He loves his mamaroo and his simple bouncy seat and has started to watch his big brother which is the sweetest thing!!



Friday, February 28, 2014

Five on Friday::2-28-2014

I am super excited about today being friday because it is the first whole day I have off on my 7 day stretch of days off!!  I worked 5 out of the last 6 days and thankfully it went fast but I am so ready for some down time with just my boys!

{ONE}
I think we are going to start potty training this weekend!  I really think L is ready and since I have several days off I can stay home and work with him on it! Lets all pray this is a quick smooth process!!

{TWO}
Can we just talk about the lashes on this one? What is it with boys and their long lashes?! Were also working on growing some hair back in hehe

{THREE}
This guy has had the biggest personality lately! In the last week his talking in sentences has gone crazy and he talks more like a big boy than a baby.  I really love to listen to him read the books that we read together often because its so cute to hear his interpretation of the stories.

{FOUR}
I am listening to this book in the car.  I have a 30-40 minute drive to and from work when I work and listening to a book makes it so much better! I am LOVING this book but it hurts my heart and really opens your eyes to bullying.  Now that I am off for a week I am going to have to bring it in and listen to it on the computer or something because I can't go a week without hearing what will happen next!

{FIVE}

Those orange pants I talked about wanting last time I posted…yeah I got them for valentines day and LOVE them I wish I could wear them every day and I love how thick the material is.  GREAT quality I almost think I love their products more than Lululemon (gasp)!!!

I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

I love Jesus and strive to be more like Christ every day. Running, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite past-times. I love photography but I am no pro, but it helps I have such a cute subject to practice on!!


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